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The students and faculty of Dickinson Roosevelt Elementary School concluded a holiday project by donating $250 to the Dickinson AMEN Food Pantry. Food pantry board member Barb Truchan recently visited the school to express her appreciation for the gift. "It's overwhelming of the caring of these kids and teachers for other members in the community who aren't quite so fortunate. It's a wonderful, generous offer. It will be put to good use," said Truchan. The donation represents a portion of the first-place prize Roosevelt received in the Sax Motor tree decorating contest.
Dickinson native Dr. Mary McNaughton has written and illustrated a book to teach the art of drawing in an easily understood manner. "The Little Book of Drawing -- a Friendly Approach" is meant to be an interactive drawing course that can be picked up to learn a lesson, put down and picked up again when the time is right. "Take a little at a time. Once you learn the basic techniques of drawing, you will be able to pick and choose from the more advanced lessons to fit your personality and interests," she said. McNaughton is the daughter of Jane Everett, Dickinson, and the late Mahlon R.
Imagine being shipwrecked on a deserted island with a Navy seaman, who has flashbacks to happier days. His flashbacks come to life in song and dance during the Dickinson State University's 53rd performance of Hilltop Holiday. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 22-23, at DSU Stickney Auditorium. The musical variety show is sponsored by the DSU chapter of the National Association for Music Education. This year's theme is "Shipwrecked at Hilltop Holiday." "The show is definitely going to be hilarious," said chapter President Ryan Whipple.
There's been a run on flour, sugar, butter and spices in Dickinson's grocery stores this week. Members of the St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary are busy baking cookies for their annual valentine cookie sale. "They're all homemade and kid-friendly," said member Bethol Knutson. Clara Mesling is making chocolate sandwich cookies. "I've made them a few times and they sell good," she said. "Brown sugar rocks are a favorite with my grandkids," said Maggie Kuntz. About 100 members are expected to each bake six dozen cookies.
The handprints of every kindergarten student in Lexi Friedt's classroom are coming together in a quilt of love. The students are helping to make the quilt as an auction item for the upcoming benefit for Skout Krogh, 3, who is being treated at Bismarck for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Scout's sister Skye is a student in Friedt's room at Dickinson's Roosevelt Elementary School. "My class has done a few projects for them. They wanted to make a difference, that they were helping," said Friedt. Friedt cut out blocks of fabric, which were given to each of the children.
The students in Pam Moormann's world foods class at Dickinson High School were introduced to Scandinavian foods on Monday. Members of the Sons of Norway Hardanger Lodge 4-652 demonstrated how to make the crispy sweet treat called krum kaka. They return to class today for a lesson on lefse. Lodge member Cathy Moe said the lodge "adopted" Dickinson High School as a Sons of Norway service project about 1½ years ago.
The Dickinson West River Community Center is offering a new aerobics class for youth ages 9-12. It's held at 4:15 p.m. every Wednesday at the center. The youth fitness class consists of warm-up and stretching exercises for the first 10 minutes and 25 minutes of fun cardio activities. The class ends with five minutes of toning and five minutes of relaxation. The class came at the suggestion of parents. "I was getting comment cards from parents. 'Could you please add a class for my 9-12-year-olds?
The Dickinson Roughrider Commission has the perfect cure for cabin fever. The term possibly originated when settlers were snowed in their log cabins and had to wait for the spring thaw in order to travel to town. With spring still several months away, the commission is sponsoring its 17th annual Ronald McDonald House Cabin Fever Benefit. The evening of food, fun and entertainment is at the Dickinson Eagles Club on Saturday, Feb. 9. The social starts at 4 p.m. with a silent auction from 4-7 p.m. and beef barbecue at 6 p.m. Then dance away the evening to the music of Midnight Ride.
The Dickinson High School music room vibrates with sound when the Dickinson Drum Line is in rehearsal. Fifteen students perform with a variety of drums, xylophones, bells and cymbals, or they even use metal garbage cans and chairs as instruments.